Movies like The English Teacher

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The English Teacher (2013)
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The English Teacher (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Teacher Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) balances her staid home life with an incredible passion for her subject, but her routine is forever altered when a former star pupil and his unsupportive father reenter her life. Go-to television director Craig Zisk, whose credits include Scrubs, Weeds and United States of Tara, takes a turn on the big screen with this insightful comedy about self-discovery co-starring Greg Kinnear, Nathan Lane, Michael Angarano and Lily Collins.
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspense, sincere, sentimental, humorous, clever
Plot: teacher student sex, teacher student relationship, older woman younger man relationship, high school, older woman younger man sex, teachers and students, failed attempt, power relations, female teacher, writer's life, small town life, small town, workplace, social relations, high school teacher, teacher, female protagonist, repression, teenager, hospital, jealousy, infidelity, boy, cheating, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania

Most similar movies to The English Teacher

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and touching films with plots about youth, high school, teachers and students, friendship, power relations, friends and social relations mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The English Teacher: Tenure (2008), Book of Love (2004), Marie and Bruce (2004), Boston Public (2000), Unexpected (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tenure (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Despite his outstanding intellect, associate professor Charlie Thurber is a chronic underachiever and has never received university tenure. Aided by his nutty best friend, Charlie launches a final effort to make the grade at Gray College. But a ...
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, entertaining, semi serious ...
Plot: college, workplace intrigue, teachers and students, battle of the sexes, workplace, disorder, buddies, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, campus, friends, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, yale university, new england
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Book of Love (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Living among fusty academics, an unusual young man gets between a high school history teacher and his wife.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, melancholic, touching
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman younger man sex, adultery, infidelity, love triangle, sexual relations, crumbling marriage, betrayal, lifestyle, teenage life, love affair, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: cambodia
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Marie and Bruce (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A day in the life of a couple trapped in a sadomasochistic relationship. When Marie decides to break up with Bruce, their conversation devolves into a torrent of foul-mouthed rippings and ferociously humorous musings on their marriage, love, hate ...
Style: cynical, humorous, realistic, semi serious, biting ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, crumbling marriage, family problems, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, urban, unfulfillment, city life, couples
Time: contemporary
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100%
Boston Public (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Boston Public is an American drama television series created by David E. Kelley and broadcast on Fox. It centered on Winslow High School, a fictional public high school located in Boston, Massachusetts. The show was named for the real public school ...
Style: humorous, sincere, sentimental, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: high school, teachers and students, teacher student relationship, teacher, teenage life, everyday life, rivalry, youth, social problems, idealism, society, struggle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
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Unexpected (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An inner-city high school teacher discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students and the two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, teachers and students, dedicated educator, society, teenage pregnancy, intergenerational friendship, teenage girl, high school, teacher student relationship, power relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
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Once in a Lifetime (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on a true story. In Léon Blum high school in Créteil (France), a history teacher decides to have her weakest 10th grade class take a national history competition. This will change them.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, semi serious
Plot: high school, ambition, dedicated educator, teachers and students, teenage life, contests and competitions, youth, contest, power relations, female director, playing soccer, rival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, brussels belgium, brussels
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42%
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Teachers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Teachers is a British television comedy-drama series, created by Tim Loane and originally shown on Channel 4. The series follows a group of secondary school teachers in their daily lives. While the first series centers heavily around probationary ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sexual, witty ...
Plot: high school, high school life, high school teacher, infidelity, teachers and students, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, lifestyle, unsupportive coworkers, power relations, couples, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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40%
Struck by Lightning (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being struck and killed by lightning, a young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lightning, blackmail, dead boy, teenage life, misfit, social misfits, ambition, best friends, social relations, youth, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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40%
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Wishin' and Hopin' (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by award winning author Wally Lamb. A vivid slice of 1960s life, Wishin' and Hopin' is a wise-and-witty holiday tale that celebrates where we've been-and how far we've come. In the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, light, captivating ...
Plot: small town, christmas, coming of age, parents and children, teachers and students, catholic school, youth, family relations, substitute teacher, friendship, elementary school, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: connecticut, usa
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40%
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Five high school students, all different stereotypes, meet in detention, where they pour their hearts out to each other, and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, sincere, talky ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: high school, coming of age, teenager, adolescence vs adulthood, high school life, introspection, teenage love, friendship, teenage angst, teachers and students, youth, coming-of-age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Colma: The Musical (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the town of Colma, just south of San Francisco, the dead outnumber the living one thousand to one. Here, one wouldn't expect teenagers to burst out in song, or dance around cemeteries and streets. But, that's exactly what happens. Best ...
Style: sincere, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: youth, friends, social relations, haunted by the past, dull life, breakup, buddies, gays and lesbians, coming of age, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, teenager, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Good Life (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A story about a mostly normal young man who makes the most out of fitting in when he obviously doesn't.
Style: semi serious, sincere, humorous, realistic
Plot: small town, fish out of water, small town life, family problems, hopes, sport team, athlete's life, lifestyle, youth, dysfunctional family, working class, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, usa
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38%
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My Tutor (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: High school senior Bobby Chrystal fails his French class, which will block him from entering Yale. His rich, authoritarian father hires an attractive 29-year-old to tutor Bobby over the summer and help him pass a make-up exam. While Bobby's ...
Style: sexual, humorous, semi serious, realistic, light ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, teachers and students, tutor, looking for sex, teen sex comedy, teenage life, youth, high school, love and romance, coming of age, high school life, when the parents are away ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
For My Daughter's Honor (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In Tate, Oklahoma a popular coach, Pete Nash, is accused of having a sexual relation with 14 years old Amy, one of his school's pupils.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: high school, teacher student relationship, teachers and students, courtroom, teacher student sex, coach, high school life, teenage love, courtroom drama, friendship, innocence lost, forbidden love ...
Time: 90s
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
World's Greatest Dad (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.
Style: clever, melancholic, philosophical, dark humor, depressing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, loss of child, parents and children, moral dilemma, writers, grief, teenage boy, masturbation, fake suicide, loneliness, life & death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Marc Pease Experience (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Former high school musical star, Marc Pease, finds himself still living in the past, eight years after graduating.
Style: witty, semi serious, humorous, light, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: high school, youth, ambition, artists and showbiz, desire for fame, love and romance, actor's life, teachers and students, love triangle, mentor, music teacher, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Mumu (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story a rescue, the rescue of a bad brat's life in the post-WWII period. In 1947, Roger reaches 11 years old. He's a kid badly loved, mischievous and specializes in silly things to do. He is sent to a small boarding school in a small ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, realistic, touching ...
Plot: boarding school, teachers and students, school, hardcase students, mischievous children, boarding school life, family relations, social relations, disorder, village, rebellion, parents and children ...
Time: 1940s, contemporary, 21st century, 40s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Guatemalan Handshake (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends search for him, fail, and ultimately try to forget about him, an ...
Style: stylized, humorous, surreal, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, friendship, social relations, friends, disorder, family relations, nothing goes right, best friends, missing person, family life, couples, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A retired woman hires a dance instructor to give her private dance lessons at her home -- one per week for six weeks. What begins as an antagonistic relationship turns into a close friendship as they dance together.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: friendship, teachers and students, aging, elderly, dancer's life, self discovery, golden years, dancing, widow, artists and showbiz, power relations, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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36%
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Stay Cool (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The film centers on a successful author who is forced to confront an unrequited high school crush when he returns home to deliver a commencement address to graduating seniors. Shasta O'Neil, a sexy high school senior flirts with the visiting ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: high school, high school life, social relations, homecoming, adolescence vs adulthood, prom, disorder, teenage life, artists and showbiz, friends, hometown, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Archie's Final Project (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A teen coming-of-age romantic dramedy about a media-obsessed geek and the most beautiful and twisted girl in school.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: suicide, obsession, media, hopes, teenage love, love and romance, filmmaking, high school life, misfit, teenage life, introspection, teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Paris of the North (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, France, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Seeking shelter from the trials and tribulations of city life, Hugi has built a quiet existence for himself in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere. Here, he passes his days jogging, attending AA meetings and taking Portuguese lessons online. But ...
Style: contemplative, humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: parents and children, elderly, social relations, family relations, teachers and students, power relations, aging, village, estrangement, village life
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Spooner (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Facing eviction from his parent's home on his 30th birthday, a socially awkward guy meets the girl of his dreams and creates his own rules for growing up.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Audience: date night
Plot: opposites attract, fall in love, couples, family relations, love and romance, race against time, workplace, lifestyle, romance, bittersweet, boss and employee, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Larry Crowne (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher.
Style: humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: college, loss of job, romance, student life, starting over, teacher, teacher student relationship, teachers and students, self discovery, college life, self esteem, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
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Fat Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fat Girls is an original off-beat comedy feature. It focuses on Rodney Miller, not your typical Texas high school student...he is a theater lover and his ultimate dream is to be on Broadway. Awkward and shy, he doesn't have many people to talk ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, youth, social misfits, eccentric family, teenage life, obsession, teachers and students, family relations, coming of age, small town, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Last Day of Summer (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This unpredictable story follows an agitated fast-food employee, Joe, who's reached his breaking point from being harassed and tormented by his boss...
Style: humorous, sentimental, realistic, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, obnoxious boss, vengeful fired employee, crimes, confined, social misfits, mentally unstable, drugs/alcohol, vengeance, hopes, misfit, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
As Cool as I Am (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A smart teenage girl comes of age in a small town with her self-centered parents who had her when they were teenagers.
Style: semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Plot: coming of age, teenage angst, dysfunctional family, teenage life, family relations, family problems, youth, crumbling marriage, parents and children, teen romance, small town, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Lovelife (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lovelife is a 1997 romantic comedy film written and directed by Jon Harmon Feldman. The ensemble cast includes Matt Letscher, Sherilyn Fenn, Saffron Burrows, Carla Gugino, Bruce Davison, Jon Tenney and Peter Krause. Lovelife was nominated for a ...
Style: touching, humorous, witty, clever, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, love triangle, breakup, writers, professor, low self esteem, older man younger woman relationship, romance, bittersweet, twentysomething life, small town, small town life ...
Time: 90s
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36%
 6.4
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Dirty Girl (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's 1987 and Danielle, the high school 'Dirty Girl', is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious '80s tunes.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, road movie, melancholic ...
Plot: friends, friendship, on the road, high school, coming of age, teenager, family problems, teenage life, gay slur, female protagonist, teacher, reputation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: usa, oklahoma, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Freebie (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A couple hatches a highly dubious scheme to put the spark back in their marriage in this independent comedy drama. Annie (Katie Aselton) and Darren (Dax Shepard) have been married for seven years, and they love each other as much as the day they ...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: couples, infidelity, love affair, couple relations, moral dilemma, sexual relations, love and romance, human nature, battle of the sexes, sex talk, dishonesty, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%